Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Water Is An Essential Commodity Of Life

We are in Muthenger location in Nyahururu district, Laikipia county Kenya. Some twenty or more years the government provided piped aster in our location. They gave the contract to Kundan sigh construction company who completed the contract.several years the project failed due to vandalism , poor management ,corruption etc. The communities had no alternative that to fetch a water from long distances from river. They held meetings around the neighborhood and decided to join together and drill bore holes which would cater for all their domestic needs. Several were drilled but are not able to sustain the entire neighborhood.The boreholes (wells)were supposed to be deep enough but due to lack of technical assistance, finances many obstacles there is a need for assistance from the government o r ant mother organization.


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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Muthengera, Kenya
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